| Dec 27, 2014
No Floridian can discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture with more credibility than Bob Graham.
The two-term governor served three terms in the U.S. Senate, the last as a member of the Intelligence Committee on and after 9/11. Graham...
| Dec 28, 2014
Gwen Graham, the daughter of one of Florida's most famous families, remembers riding her horse near Miami Lakes across open cow pastures that today are jammed with condominiums, stores and restaurants.
The highlight of her birthday parties was milking...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 1:36 PM
WASHINGTON -- Political clashes over immigration and Cuba have thrust Florida concerns to the forefront of the 114th session of Congress, which opened on Tuesday with festive swearing-in ceremonies mixed with signs of infighting to come.
| Jan 8, 2015
| 12:00 PM
The greatest threat to the U.S. from a Republican controlled Congress is a neoconservative foreign policy that will result ("The Republican agenda," Jan. 6). Pro-war, pro-empire, pro-Israel, unending U.S. wars against all of Israel's enemies, no matter...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress and promising a contentious final two years of the Obama administration.
After months of voter surveys suggested a close...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 4:25 PM
The Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's use of torture was immensely valuable. But it should have addressed Congress' own failure to oversee these activities more effectively. By giving lawmakers a pass, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.,...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:11 PM
No, Congress didn't
On Dec. 12, Jane Johnson's letter about CIA torture states "Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't our Congress approve these methods at the time?"
No, Ms. Johnson, they didn't. In former President George W. Bush's book, "Decision...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Stung by the Nov. 4 election, Florida Democrats are turning to two Central Florida leaders, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and former Orlando police Chief Val Demings, to try to figure out what went wrong.
The duo will lead a task force examining the machinery...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 2:19 AM
— When election results roll in Tuesday evening, Florida may be the big swing state that bucks a Republican trend.
Florida Democrats are swimming against a Republican tide nationwide during this year's elections, which likely will put the GOP in...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Florida's suspenseful election results this week set the stage for the state's pivotal role in the 2016 presidential campaign, when Republicans Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush could be contenders.
Close contests this year reaffirmed Florida'...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Here is the post-election reality for Democrats in Florida:
Despite nearly $100 million spent on his behalf — including $12 million of his own money after saying he wouldn't self-finance — Rick Scott couldn't budge his standing with voters....